Friday, 7 August 2009

MFA International exhibition 2009

Heavy Influence

Featuring ex MFA students Jim Colquhoun (2009) and Janie Nicoll (1997)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

MFA International exhibition 2009

Set It Up and Go
14 August - 18 September 2009
Opening on 14 August, Friday, 7-11 pm
Artnews Projects, Brunnenstrasse 190, Berlin

Heaven Baek, Amelia Bywater, Matt Collier, Jim Colquhoun, Alexis Dirks, Claire Greenshaw, Ufuk Gueray, Michelle Hannah, Anna Henson, Jenny Hogarth, Or Kadar
Katharina Kiebacher, Paul Knight, Jack McLean, Shelly Nadashi, Christian Newby, Nicolas Party, Ian Ramsay, Kate V Robertson, Benjamin Rush, Maayke Schurer, Fiona Short, Theodoros Stamatogiannis, Hirofumi Suda, Corin Sworn, Anna Tanner, Risa Tsunegi, Wee Hwee Yeoh, Xupeng Zheng

Glasgow School of Art MFA International Show
Curated by John Calcutt

Silver Smoke of Dreams

Silver Smoke of Dreams {in the Footsteps of The English Opium-Eater}

With this walk artist and Pataphysical Cartographer Jim Colquhoun will attempt to forge a ‘Northwest Passage’ through the city in the footsteps of the English Opium-Eater – Thomas De Quincey – sometime resident of Edinburgh and lifelong slave to the dreaded Blackdrop. In so doing we will recreate De Quincey’s drug-fuelled perambulations by other means – these will include Rhabdomancy (the ancient art of divination by way of a wand), certain exercises in Magickal Invocation, the reading aloud of forbidden texts, intense listening and the forming of a Circle of Power at a place of Occult Significance – all in the service of inducing altered states of consciousness with which to lift the Scales of Habit from our eyes and, in consequence, to view the city (and ourselves) in a New and Wondrous Light!

Participants may gather outside The Mitre on High St at Midday precisely on 22nd August…